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C-TOC Rescues 86 Victims from Human Trafficking

C-TOC Rescues 86 Victims from Human Trafficking

The Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime (C-TOC) unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), has found and rescued at least 86 victims of human trafficking in the last few years.

This revealtation was made by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Carl Berry, who  was speaking at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) weekly assembly held in the university’s Gymnatorium on Thursday November 22.

Berry was invited by the Division of Student Services to educate the NCU populace on human trafficking. According to Berry, human trafficking is a widespread crime.  

Berry’s presentation highlighted that human trafficking is present and also illegal in almost every nation.

He further stated that it is a world fact that slavery generates between US$32 -$150 billion in illegal profits per year based on the findings of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2017.

Victims that were rescued in Jamaica come from countries like America, Italy and Haiti.

Berry also pointed out that there are approximately 16 ways in which human trafficking takes place. The latest one that has emerged is where persons are being exploited in illegal stem cell research. Others include forced marriages, and illegal employment of children.

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